Most Read Football

The Emirates Stadium1

Tuesday's Paper Talk

Whoever Arsenal's new manger is will have just £50m to spend on transfers this summer, according to today's back pages.

Mo Salah2

Liverpool v AS Roma betting tips

George Pitts is backing Mo Salah to score against his old club on Tuesday, when Liverpool host Roma in the Champions League.

Liverpool v Roma in the Champions League semi-final3

Liverpool v Roma: Big game preview

All the team news, tactics, match stats and best bets for Liverpool's huge Champions League clash with Roma at Anfield.

Theo Walcott celebrates scoring the only goal of the match4

How to turn £2 into £77k...

Sky Bet were hit hard by two small-staking punters on Monday night, one of whom turned £2 into over £77,000.

Former Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti5

Arsenal-linked boss offered Italy job

Carlo Ancelotti has been offered the vacant role of head coach of the Italian national side, according to reports.

Ryan Giggs warning for Romelu Lukaku

Last Updated July 17 2017, 20:31Football
Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku

Ryan Giggs has warned Romelu Lukaku he will have to deal with a whole new level of scrutiny at Manchester United.

The Belgium striker joined United from Everton for £75million last Monday, snubbing champions Chelsea to sign a five-year contract at Old Trafford.

But Lukaku has already come under the microscope after not scoring on his debut, the 5-2 friendly win over the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday.

Nevertheless, former United favourite Giggs feels the 24-year-old will score goals for his new side - although he feels the rest of the squad need to help lift the pressure off the new boy's shoulders.

"I don't think it should be just Lukaku, the goals need to come from all over the pitch," Giggs told Press Association Sport.

"Juan Mata usually gets to double figures and it's up to the likes of Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford to get into double figures, because Lukaku will definitely score goals.

"Last year it was left to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but it needs a team effort to get more goals.

"Lukaku has been in the Premier League for last few years and regularly scored 20-plus, so I can see him scoring goals.

"But he's going to witness little things, like we've seen already - like not scoring on his debut.

"He's going to be scrutinised like he's never been scrutinised before - but if he comes through that, I don't see why he won't score a lot of goals for United.

"You don't get as much space at United, teams defend in numbers, especially at Old Trafford. But you are in a team that is constantly attacking so he'll get more chances than he did at West Brom and Everton.

"But he has to handle the whole thing of being centre-forward at Manchester United, the one who makes the difference.

"We've seen over the years Ruud van Nistelrooy, Eric Cantona, Mark Hughes, Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke, Robin van Persie. They all handled it because they all had to, and the only way to do that is to score goals."

Giggs, promoting the People's Award for the 2017 McDonald's Community Awards, feels Jose Mourinho's side are in a strong position to challenge for the Premier League title this season.

"It's really difficult to call, you look at the last couple of seasons with Leicester winning, and Chelsea finishing 10th," added Giggs.

"I think it's about whoever handles the Champions League, and playing the tough league games at the weekend the best.

"You can't dismiss Chelsea after last year but Manchester City and United look really strong too.

"I think United had the strongest squad last year - but not necessarily the best XI.

"This year if they can get that best XI as well they look well equipped to handle Europe, the Premier League, the FA Cup and League Cup."

Ryan Giggs is encouraging the public to nominate their grassroots football champion in the People's Award for the 2017 McDonald's Community Awards. To cast your vote please visit www.mcdonalds.co.uk/awards #15yearsofgrassroots 


Most Read Football

The Emirates Stadium1

Tuesday's Paper Talk

Whoever Arsenal's new manger is will have just £50m to spend on transfers this summer, according to today's back pages.

Mo Salah2

Liverpool v AS Roma betting tips

George Pitts is backing Mo Salah to score against his old club on Tuesday, when Liverpool host Roma in the Champions League.

Liverpool v Roma in the Champions League semi-final3

Liverpool v Roma: Big game preview

All the team news, tactics, match stats and best bets for Liverpool's huge Champions League clash with Roma at Anfield.

Theo Walcott celebrates scoring the only goal of the match4

How to turn £2 into £77k...

Sky Bet were hit hard by two small-staking punters on Monday night, one of whom turned £2 into over £77,000.

Former Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti5

Arsenal-linked boss offered Italy job

Carlo Ancelotti has been offered the vacant role of head coach of the Italian national side, according to reports.

Football Tips

Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski go head-to-head again

Bayern Munich v Real Madrid betting tips

Paul Higham is backing the home side when two European footballing superpowers collide in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final.

Mo Salah

Liverpool v AS Roma betting tips

George Pitts is backing Mo Salah to score against his old club on Tuesday, when Liverpool host Roma in the Champions League.

Get your bets on!

Our best bets

Check out all of our available betting tips and previews of the forthcoming sporting action.